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US shield symbol required on official animal identification tags.
Are You Moving Cattle Across State Lines? - Articles Articles
Animal identification required by the USDA Animal Disease Traceability program. More
Beef cattle
Beef Background Production - Articles Articles

Beef Background Production

Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D., Lynn Kime

Backgrounding is a beef production system that involves maximal use of pasture and forages from the time calves are weaned until they are placed in a feedlot. More
Beef Production
Beef Production - Articles Articles

Beef Production

Lynn Kime

Beef cattle is a major industry in PA with over 25,000 farms. More
Beef calf
Beef Cow-Calf Production - Articles Articles

Beef Cow-Calf Production

Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D.

The beef cow-calf business is well adapted to small-scale and part-time farmers who have land suitable for pasture and hay production. More
Beef Feeding Operation
Beef Feeding Operation - Videos Videos

Beef Feeding Operation

Lynn Kime, Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D.

Producer video describing the benefits, challenges, and marketing opportunities of a beef feeding operation. More
Evaluating and Conditioning Cattle for Market
Evaluating and Conditioning Cattle for Market - Videos Videos
Video will help the viewer evaluate a cow's readiness for market, and show helpful steps to ensure that she is properly conditioned for the transition to market More
Livestock Transportation
Livestock Transportation - Videos Videos

Livestock Transportation

Robert E. Mikesell


How to safely move between facilities, to another farm or to a livestock market, during livestock transportation. More
Basic Beef Production Guidelines
Basic Beef Production Guidelines - Articles Articles
Raising beef cattle can be a profitable enterprise. However, there are several management skills that each beef producer should have to be successful. More
Livestock and Poultry Mortality Disposal in Pennsylvania
Livestock and Poultry Mortality Disposal in Pennsylvania - Articles Articles
Properly managing and disposing of dead farm animals is important. Every livestock and poultry operation should have a proper dead stock disposal strategy. More
What You Should Know About Buying Livestock
What You Should Know About Buying Livestock - Articles Articles
What a bargain! The price looks great, but are you really getting a bargain? More
Winter Time Farm Planning
Winter Time Farm Planning - Articles Articles

Winter Time Farm Planning

Melanie Barkley

Right now as I look outside the window, the snow is flying and the sun is trying to peak through the clouds. It is very cold and I would much rather be inside where I am warm. More
December Preparation for Cattle Herds
December Preparation for Cattle Herds - Articles Articles
December for many cattle producers means preparations for winterizing their herds. More
Raising livestock for direct-to-consumer meat sales requires careful record keeping and analysis to determine profitable pricing.
How Much Should You Charge? Pricing Your Meat Cuts - Articles Articles
Pricing meat for direct-to-consumer sales. More
Beef Cattle in feedlot
Feeding Beef Cattle - Articles Articles

Feeding Beef Cattle

Lynn Kime, Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D.

Beef cattle feeding is possible on small and part-time farms, but the cost of feeding drops significantly as the size of the operation increases. More
Dairy Beef
Dairy-Beef Production - Articles Articles

Dairy-Beef Production

Lynn Kime, Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D.

Production of high-quality dairy-beef is relatively new to the beef industry and depends almost entirely on Holstein bull calves. More
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